Amsterdam weekend guide for March 3, 4 & 5

2 March 2017

YES WEEKEND! And there’s plenty to do in Amsterdam again. Gather your friends and go, for example, to the Sunday Market together at the Westergasterrein, have €1 Oysters at The Seafood Bar, go to a vegan brunch at Beter & Leuk, or go to the stargazing evening at Artis. What else is going on in Amsterdam? You’ll read all about it in the Amsterdam Weekend Guide for Friday 3rd, Saturday 4th, and Sunday 5th of  March!

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  • Start your weekend right with oysters for 1 euro and Gin & Tonics at The Seafood Bar!
  • This Sunday you can go to the Vegan Sunday Brunch – Spring Edition of Beter & Leuk. Go for the yummiest sandwiches, vegan cakes, salades, and of course, savoury snacks. Attack!
  • Curious about the latest food trends? We put the 10 most important ones on a list for you!
  • Gordal is the new restaurant in Amsterdam that will take you on a culinary trip to Spain, sounds good right!?!
  • Want to know what restaurants will be opening their doors soon? Keep an eye on our new ‘Coming Soon‘ page! We just updated it with new gems.
  • Do you want to  high tea with your friends or lover? These are the 11 best high tea’s in Amsterdam.
  • Do you order food regularly? Check out these spots that you probably didn’t know deliver. I’ll go for the bitterballs from De Ballenbar!

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  • This Saturday you can go to taste the yummiest raw fish, ceviche, sashimi, and other delicacies in the Conscious Hotel Vondelpark. A organic diner passionate about fresh fish with Asian influencer. So good! 
  • In the mood for a good cup of coffee on an early Sunday morning? Check out our favourite spots in East to drink coffee. Want to eat healthy, but don’t feel like cooking? Just order online! We’ve put our favourite healthy delivery spots on a list.
  • Want to eat healthy, but don’t feel like cooking? Just order online! We’ve put our favourite healthy delivery spots on a list.

  • Looking for a seafood bar in Old South? Check out the recently open Dinard on the corner of the Valeriusstraat and the Emmastraat.
  • In the mood for whisky? Go to The Spirit of Amsterdam in the Zuiderkerk on Saturday. You can taste around 500 different whisky’s! 

  • At Piccolo you can order the yummiest snackplatters, have you already been?

Tip: We have a lot more fun lists! Check them out here >>

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To do weekend guide

  • This Saturday you can stargaze in Artis from 7 PM.  Make sure that you’re on time though, because it’s going to be very busy!

  • This Sunday you can relax during the Shift Meditation in the Hoxton. This session will focus on sound, how to cope with stress, and how you can boost your creativity.

  • Have you always wanted to know how to make terrarium? Go to the Terrarium  workshop on Sunday at Dille En Kamille!

  • Want to celebrate your birthday in Amsterdam? These are our favourite spots.
  • Philosophise about dreams and our ideal world without worrying about all of the crazy politics at Sterrenstof in Pllek this Sunday. What would the world look like?

  • This Sunday you can go to the Good Music Vinyl Market where you can buy the coolest, oldest, and most unique records for a good price. Nice!

  • The last edition of Blaffende Kwis of the season is here. The winners drink bill will be crossed off so you’ll definitely want to win. De Blaffende Kwis will be held this Sunday in Café de Blaffende Vis. 

  • In the mood for pancakes? Go to Meneer Nieges on Sunday, to the Poppenkast en Pannenkoeken (puppet-show and pancakes).

  • Every first Sunday of every month you can go to the Sunday Market at the Westergasterrein. Let’s go shopping (and eating!)

  • Working on your summer bod? With hot yoga, swimming, body pump or fitness? At David Lloyd you can choose from dozens of group lessons and after that chill out in the sauna! We’re fans of the hot yoga on Monday as a good beginning of the new week.

  • Are you on a budget this weekend? We have a list of our favourite things to do in Amsterdam for free! You’re welcome!

Weekend guide shopping

  • This Saturday and Sunday you can go to the Kiboots Sample Sale in the Kindred Spirits Store to get the cutest boots for a nice price. 

  • A weekend of vintage shopping? These are our favourite vintage stores in Amsterdam.
  • 11 X it-shoes that you want to wear this Spring, which ones do you already have in your closet?
  • West is filled with the nicest shopping spots, have you already been to them?

Weekend guide museum en culture

  • Do you like street art? Then go to the ASA GO Show at Go Gallery. 130 artists from Amsterdam show their best street art work. You can visit the exhibition till March 18
  • Until May 7 you can go to “100 Jaar Schiphol – Klaar voor Vertrek” in the Amsterdam Museum. You’ll learn everything you need to know about the Dutch airways.

  • At Stedelijk Museum the exhibition “Verliefde Camera” of Ed van der Elksen is a must to visit. He’s one of the greatest Dutch photographers and documentary filmmakers of the 20th century. Verliefde Camera is the largest global overview of his 25 years of work. You can visit the exhibition till May 21.

  • At Foam you can see the Ren Hang exhibition. Naked young adults, most of the time Chinese, in combination with swans, peacocks, and snakes.

  • Check out the EYE Museum this weekend and visit the exhibition – Béla Tarr – Till the End of the World. Béla Tarr is one of the world’s most influential film authors of the past thirty years. You can visit the exhibit until May 17.

  • Up for a cultural afternoon? These are the 8 most beautiful exhibitions in Amsterdam this month.



  • This Saturday you can go to the ZeeZout Winter Festival in De Marktkantine. Did you already get your hands on a ticket?

  • Havent’ danced enough? Go to Wintercircus with De Sluwe Vos this Sunday in Thuishaven.

  • On Saturday there’s a party in WesterUnie that you’ll definitely want to go to: La Rêve x Lost in the Jungle. Dance the night away to urban vibes in the wilderness.

  • Fresh oysters, good music, and delicious cocktails is something you can find this weekend at OYSTERBOYS X BROERS!

  • It’s about that time again for Vunzige Deuntjes. Get your friends together on Saturday and go to the Sloterparkbad for a poolparty. Blow up crocodiles, water fights, and jacuzzi’s. YES!

  • Celebrate the weekend high in the sky at Madam  in the A’DAM Tower with the best tunes and the best drinks!

  • This Saturday you enter the theater and circus world in Jimmy Woo. Let the night surprise you and enjoy the best music.

  • Up for a night of HipHop and R&B? This Saturday you can go to WE ARE in The Box. Guaranteed a good night!

  • End the week with Sloppy Sundae at Disco Dolly, the perfect place to forget about your hangover and other ‘unmentionable actions’ of the weekend.

wanderlust_weekend_guideAmsterdam Bucketlist
Canal Cruise by day or in the evening
A bike tour through Amsterdam OR Rent a bike by yourself
The best view over Amsterdam from the A’DAM Lookout
Visit Artis Royal Zoo
Rijksmuseum with the Dutch masters
Van Gogh Museum, a staple in Amsterdam
Stedelijk Museum for modern art lovers
MOCO Museum for street art
Photography museum FOAM
Amsterdam Light Festival (during winter months)
Cruise like a local with your own boat (great with good weather!)
Discover the Instagrammable experience WONDR
Red Light District tour
Get out of town and into the Dutch country side of Giethoorn

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Our favourite hotels:
Generator Hostel: the best poshtel of the city located in a park.
The Student Hotel: budget proof in trendy East.
Het Volkshotel: affordable and with a cool rooftop bar.
CitizenM: all you need is that XL bed (location near Amstel is great).
Motel One: budget design hotel with locations at
Hotel V: with two locations and a great restaurant, in the city center and East.
Sir Adam: with the coolest view over Amsterdam.
Sweets: a unique stay in former bridge houses.
Park Plaza Vondelpark: located next to Vondelpark and beautifully renovated.
Hotel Dwars: small scale around the corner of the trendy Utrechtsestraat.
Pillows Anna van den Vondel: great hotel close to Vondelpark.
Hotel Mercier: new hotel in the cosy and historic Jordaan district.
INK Hotel: lifestyle hotel in the heart of the city.
The Hoxton: favourite lifestyle hotel right on the canals.
Morgan & Mees: boutique hotel in Amsterdam West.
Conscious Hotel Westerpark: in a beautiful building at the industrial Westergas area.
QO Amsterdam: eco design hotel with a great skybar.
Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam: if you have something to celebrate this is the one.
Pulitzer Amsterdam: on the canals at the border of the Nine Streets and the Jordaan.
L’Europe: this hotel has the best spa with a view in Amsterdam.
Conservatorium Hotel: located in one of the most beautiful buildings in town.
W Amsterdam: with great restaurants and a rooftop bar with swimming pool.

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